Though you might think "getting lit" is something your just-paroled uncle can't wait to do at the family barbecue this summer, it's something quite different in LUMA, "the world's first human light show." In this live-action show, illuminated light systems are affixed to a number of performers Ñ including dancers, gymnasts, acrobats and puppets Ñ for an explosion of synchronized luminosity that rivals any UFO sighting or fireworks display. Fireflies, meteors, carnival rides and even computer screen savers come to life in a show geared toward anyone who ever played with a flashlight under the covers as a child. Or just smoked an awfully large joint. Laser Zeppelin or Floyd at the planetarium? That is so '80s. LUMA lifts audiences to a higher level, without the need for illegal substances. 8:30 p.m. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 100 Concert Drive. For information, call 281-373-3386 or visit Free.
Fri., Aug. 28, 8:30 p.m., 2009
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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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